The liver is one of the hardest-working organs in the human body.
Not only is it responsible for turning absorbed food into energy, but it plays a vital role in a number of other bodily functions, including the filtration of the blood that comes from the digestive tract and the detoxification of chemicals and toxins from the bloodstream.
Milk thistle is a fascinating herbal remedy. Derived from the Silybum marianum plant, it’s an extract that contains a lot of a particular active compound called silymarin. It’s estimated that milk thistle extract is anywhere between 65 and 80% silymarin, which gives it some pretty amazing antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
Did you know that prostate health problems are one of the greatest threats to men’s health? According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that one out of every nine men will end up diagnosed with prostate cancer. That’s more than 10%!
The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to naturally shrink your prostate.
Saw palmetto is one of those plants that have become hyper-popular in the last couple of decades, thanks to the amazing health benefits it can provide.
This little palm plant may not look like much, but once you find out the full list of benefits, you’ll be very impressed by what it can do. Not sure what we’re talking about? Read on to find out how saw palmetto can improve your health in the most important ways:
Ceylon cinnamon is, by far, the better of the two types of cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon has a higher cinnemaldehyde content, but it’s also higher in potentially toxic compounds that can be harmful if consumed in high quantities.
Let’s take a look at some of the scientifically proven health benefits of Ceylon cinnamon to find out just how much it can do for you:
Cinnamon contains some pretty amazing compounds, including cinnamaldehyde, as well as essential oils. Together, these compounds and essential oils provide all of the amazing healing, anti-diabetic, and immune-boosting benefits that make cinnamon such an awesome spice.
But let’s drill down a bit deeper…
Our livers work hard to keep toxins from spreading through our bloodstream and damaging our bodies. Unfortunately, our modern lives have so many ways that we can be exposed to or end up absorbing toxins. Heck, even our skincare and beauty products sometimes unknowingly contain toxins, which our liver needs to filter out to protect our bodies.
Here are the most common signs to watch out for.
With shopping trips happening less frequently (once every week or two at most), all of us are having to find ways to make the food we do buy last longer. That not only means making smarter cooking choices, but trying to prevent rot, spoilage, and food waste! Try these weird yet surprisingly effective tricks to make your food last a whole lot longer: